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Tell Mayor Walsh and Gov. Baker: #MakeGEpay its Taxes!
WHAT: Rally Outside Welcome Party for GE Execs Hosted by Gov Baker & Mayor Walsh
WHEN: April 4th, 2016, 3:30pm-5:30 pm
WHERE: 60 State Street, Boston, MA (near Boston City Hall and State Street Stop on the Orange Line)
WHO: Coalition of Boston area social justice groups and leaders
#MakeGEPay: $37 billion in Federal Taxes
GE has parked $119 billion in profits overseas, avoiding over $30 billion in federal taxes. If GE paid their fair share, billions would be available for public schools, low cost housing, fixing the T, renewable energy, green jobs and countless other needs. GE also receives federal funds for weapons used to commit war crimes in the Middle East.
#MakeGEPay: $125m in State Taxes + $613m Cleanup of Housatonic River
Governor Baker has promised $125 million in tax breaks for GE. $125 million would help reduce MBTA fare hikes, lower public college costs, move homeless families out of motels, and support jobs, not jails! Not a penny for GE until it cleans up its pollution of the Housatonic River in Western MA!
#MakeGEPay: $25m in City Tax Breaks + $90m Bridge
Mayor Walsh has promised a $25 million tax break and a $90 million bridge over Fort Point Channel for GE. $25 million could stop budget cuts in the Boston Schools or provide rent vouchers for the homeless. And $90 million would be better spent to rebuild the bridge to Long Island to reopen facilities for people in recovery.
On April 4, Mayor Walsh and Gov. Baker are hosting a Public Forum with GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt at 60 State Street in Boston.
Let's welcome GE to Boston!
Union of Minority Neighborhoods • Budget for All Campaign • Jewish Voice for Peace –Boston • T Riders Union • Alternative for Community and Environment • City Life/Vida Urbana • Boston Education Justice Alliance • Neighbor to Neighbor • Right to the City/Boston • Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants • American Friends Service Committee • Women’s Int’l League for Peace & Freedom • OPENBoston • UU Mass Action Network • New England War Tax Resistance • Mass Senior Action • United for Justice with Peace • Massachusetts Peace Action Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee • Progressive Mass • Pass Mass Amendment • Black and Pink • Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine • Housatonic River Initiative • MassMuslims • NoBoston2024
To get involved contact:
Union of Minority Neighborhoods • 617-522-3349 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Budget for All Massachusetts • 617-354-2169 • email@example.com
Jewish Voice for Peace – Boston • 339-223-3185 • firstname.lastname@example.org